Culture Absinthe

Published on January 31st, 2014 | by No Artificial

The Green Fairy That Drove Van Gogh Mad

The legend of Absinthe rediscovered in Paris.

Well known among 19th-century Bohemian artists and intellectuals in France and across Europe, Absinthe has, until recently, been a legend of darkness and hallucinations.

The emerald green liquor, known as la fée verte (the green fairy), was famed for turning the Montmartre cafés into a haven for Absinthe-addled artists, such as Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, or Paul Gauguin.

Watch the video below to learn more about the living legend of Absinthe.


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